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Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet for you and your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day in Litchfield? You can renew your wedding vows at the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Romance in the Gardens will take place in two sessions on Monday, Feb. 14.

Married couples will convene for a sweet ceremony. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for non-members for this nondenominational ceremony. Vow renewals will take place at the boat landing at Brookgreen Creek. 

A reception will follow at Leonard Pavilion.

What Can We Expect at Romance in the Gardens?

To keep groups smaller, the gardens will host couples in two groups, 1-3 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Participants will receive a personalized certificate and professional photograph. Enjoy champagne and a southern cake reception after, as well as boxes of goodies for each pairing. 

Note: This event is intended for married couples only.

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Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

  • Roman Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 to be Valentine’s Day, but it wasn’t equated with romance until the Middle Ages. The English and French believed birds began their mating season on Feb. 14.
  • Necco began stamping red messages on its candy hearts after the Civil War ended. These enduring candies are favorites today.
  • Thousands send letters for Juliet, of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” to Verona, Italy, for Valentine’s Day. The Juliet Club answers each letter from the city host the Shakespearean work.

Other Romantic Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Romantic Dinner at Perrone’s Restaurant

Right on Pawleys Island, experience a global menu with unique craft cocktails in a delightful setting. Enjoy the best steak you’ve ever tasted and a wonderful menu with a Mediterranean take. They serve local seafood and offer an extensive and impressive wine list.

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Take a Tour of Hobcaw Barony

See the beautiful landscape of the 16,000 acres of peninsula land called Waccamaw Neck. Learn about this pristine Lowcountry land, preserved from development for posterity. Tours are by appointment only, but definitely worth the visit!

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Kayak with Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet

Take a tour or venture out on your own into the Murrells Inlet tidal marsh. You’re in for a beautiful experience either way, with a knowledgeable staff leading you or setting you out. This outfit also offers dolphin-watching and sunset tours, too.

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A Day on the Marshwalk

You could make a date of a day here. Share House Oysters at The Clawhouse. Enjoy drink specials and Inlet Egg Rolls for happy hour at Dead Dog Saloon. Settle in for live music and Ahi Poke at Wahoo’s Fish House. And visit vendors along the Marshwalk in between.

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Steal Away to Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

How about a beautiful room, a 10-minute walk from the beach? You’ll find clean, spacious accommodations and competitive rates. Check out our blog for even more fun ideas, and book your romantic stay today.

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Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! With mild temperatures, tons of great golf, fantastic shopping and delicious dining choices, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied during your trip. With the Holiday season right around the corner, here are some can’t-miss shops and events to check out during your holiday getaway to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Be sure to attend the Nights of a Thousand Candles celebration at Brookgreen Gardens, one of the area’s most beloved holiday gatherings. Brookgreen Gardens is already an immaculate place to visit during the day, but during the Christmas season the gardens are bathed in the glow of thousands of hand-lit candles illuminating the exhibits and sculptures around the area. Guests can stroll through the gorgeous displays while sipping hot cocoa and listening to the sounds of carolers and bellringers. This is truly one of the best ways to get you and your friends and family into the holiday spirit! The festival takes place from 4 PM to 9 PM on Thursday through Sunday from November 26th through January 2nd. Advance tickets are recommended and are available for purchase through the Brookgreen Gardens website.

BrookGreen Gardens Nights of A Thousand Candles

7th Annual Santa Crawl at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

For one of the biggest Santa-centric celebrations along the Carolina coast, head to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk on Saturday, December 11th for their 7th annual Santa Crawl. The festivities kick off at 5 PM, with area restaurants like Wahoo’s, Hot Fish Club and Drunken Jack’s serving up tempting dinner specials and a variety of holiday-themed cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best Santa-themed attire, but elves, snowmen and even Grinches are also welcome at the event! Secret Santas will be roaming the Marshwalk taking notes on the best-dressed participants and the most festive will win big at the prize ceremony at 9:30 PM.

Festival of Trees at the Hammock Shops Village

The Hammock Shops Village is home to numerous unique shops and boutiques, and from November 22nd to December 5th they will be hosting their annual Festival of Trees celebration. All throughout the area, beautiful tabletop trees will be displayed and available to bid on during an auction lasting the two weeks of the festival. The fun culminates with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 5th at 6 PM, complete with train rides for little ones and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!

Christmas Mouse at Hammock Shops Village

While you visit the Hammock Shops Village during the Festival of Trees celebration, you have to make a stop at the Christmas Mouse! Home to a spectacular inventory of Christmas décor, ornaments and collectibles, the Christmas Mouse is the perfect place to find new and exciting goodies to bring joy to your holiday festivities.

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With so many festivities to enjoy, a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island is sure to impress! The Litchfield Company offers tremendous accommodations that will delight guests. From our modern golf villas at True Blue and Pawleys Plantation to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, your dream holiday getaway to Pawleys Island is just a few clicks away! View our properties today and plan your Holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.

5 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

5 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

You have the engagement ring, and now you need the perfect venue to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you’re a local resident or considering a destination wedding, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is the ideal setting for your upcoming nuptials. Read ahead to discover everything you need to know about planning your Lowcountry wedding.

1.) Location

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is situated perfectly along the South Carolina coast in tranquil Pawleys Island. With warm summers and mild winters, its location in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry allows for outdoor events all year long. Whether you’re planning a hot June wedding or a cool, Fall event, Pawleys Island is geographically ideal for your upcoming nuptials. Best of all, you’ll be close to the excitement of the Pawleys Island, Garden City, and Myrtle Beach areas.

2.) One- Stop Services

When you plan your wedding with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we can handle a wide-range of services in one streamlined package. That means you won’t have to worry about organizing meetings, deliveries, and deadlines, and you can instead focus on the things that matter most on your wedding day- your celebration and loved ones! From a variety of catering options to audio visual rentals to facilities and attendant services, we have the venue, knowledge and experience needed to help you plan your dream wedding.

3.) Natural Surroundings

The Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is located along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, giving your wedding a setting that exudes the beauty of nature. With plenty of Palmetto Trees and local plants and flowers, your destination wedding will have a naturally chic and romantic atmosphere.

4.) On- Site Accommodations

Another great perk of celebrating your wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is that you and your guests can reserve accommodations at our variety of stunning vacation rentals. From our cozy 1-bedroom suites at Bridgewater to sprawling 4-bedroom Charleston-style homes, we have the perfect accommodations for everyone in your group! Keep your friends and family together throughout your wedding events by reserving a group block of units with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.

5.) Resort Amenities

When you plan your wedding at Litchfield, you and your guests who stay on-site will have access to the fabulous amenities of the resort, which include indoor and outdoor pools, award-winning golf, Beachside Health & Fitness, and on-site dining establishments like Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining and The Deck Tiki Bar.

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Determining the site of your wedding is one of the most important aspects of planning your big day, and at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we are committed to providing the care and expertise you expect to give you the wedding celebration that you have always wanted.

For more information and specific options for weddings at Litchfield, visit our website or contact our catering office directly at 843-235-5591, toll-free at 800-845-1897 ext. 5591, or email [email protected]

Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

We all know the joy of receiving that perfect holiday gift, but the feeling of giving a special someone an awesome gift can be just as rewarding! Luckily for you, while you’re on your Christmas getaway to Pawleys Island, there are lots of fantastic shops and boutiques where you can peruse and snag the ideal gift for a loved one. Here are a few of the best spots to check out for Christmas shopping in Pawleys Island and the surrounding Grand Strand area.

Hammock Shops Welcome Sign

The Original Hammock Shop

With a history dating back to its creation in 1938 by riverboat captain Joshua John Ward, the Pawleys Island hammock is one of the most iconic crafts found along the South Carolina coast. For the biggest selection of these relaxing fixtures, you have to visit the Original Hammock Shop, fittingly found in the Hammock Shops Village along US Highway 17. From their classic cotton hammocks to durable and extra-large Duracord hammocks, visitors are sure to find the perfect one for their relaxation needs. And if you don’t happen to have a couple of trees ideal for setting up a hammock, the Original Hammock Shop offers wooden or steel stands. Additionally, a variety of accessories like pillows, wheel kits, and drink holders are also available for purchase.

Carolina Gourmet

Also found in the Hammock Shops Village, Carolina Gourmet offers a tremendous sampling of delicious wares and beautiful gift baskets that are sure to delight! Carolina Gourmet features unique local gifts like handmade pottery, cookbooks, and tempting delicacies like jams, jellies, salsas, and gourmet Lowcountry treats and sweets. One of the most popular choices for a gift is their “Memories of Pawleys” gift basket, jam-packed with Lowcountry delights like she-crab soup mix, praline pecans, saltwater taffy, garlic cheese grits, and much more!

Lazy Gator

Situated along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, the Lazy Gator offers an eclectic array of gifts with local flair. No matter what you’re looking for, the Lazy Gator is sure to have something that will be the perfect gift for your special someone. Featured clothing and accessory brands available at the Lazy Gator include Vera Bradley, Southern Fried Cotton, Salt Life, and Simply Southern. A wide variety of Tervis cups and tumblers are available, as well as tons of great home décor including wall hangings, rugs, and garden flags. The Lazy Gator also features great food gifts like homemade fudge, preserves, and BBQ sauces. If you’re looking for a gift for a child, the Lazy Gator offers a wide variety of handcrafted toys and unique stuffed animals that are sure to put a smile on their face.


With these great shops and much more available in the Pawleys Island area, you’re sure to find an amazing assortment of gift options during your vacation. If you haven’t made plans on a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island, don’t miss out on all the great shopping, dining, and holiday celebrations going on around the area! The Litchfield Company offers you premier accommodations at Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort, and True Blue Resort. Check out our specials page today to learn how affordable and easy it can be to book a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

BrookGreen Gardens Nights of A Thousand Candles

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! And with the holidays around the corner, one of the most beloved holiday celebrations makes its return to Brookgreen Gardens. Nights of a Thousand Candles has delighted tens of thousands of visitors for years, and this season is sure to carry on that tradition.

If you think Brookgreen Gardens is magnificent during the day, Nights of a Thousand Candles puts a sparkling new spin on the beautiful botanical and sculpture displays around the grounds. As you enter the gardens, you will be bathed in the warm glow of thousands of hand-lit candles, suspended above and around guests and floating atop reflecting ponds. Travel+Leisure magazine has praised Nights of a Thousand Candles as the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina,” and it will quickly become evident why so many people make this special celebration a holiday tradition. As you stroll along the walkways of the gardens, the sounds of carolers and bell ringers will fill the air with Christmas cheer, and if a chill is in the air feel free to warm up with a piping hot cup of cocoa or cider.

Nights of a Thousand Candles also offers several dining options within the event grounds. Inside the Leonard Pavilion, Inlet Affairs will be serving up fresh, classic Lowcountry favorites. Austin’s Garden Galley and Let’s Ride BBQ will also be on-site, and guests can select from small bites at the Old Kitchen in the heart of the sculpture garden. Drinks including beer, wine and Brookgreen’s homemade hot cocoa are available at several beverage stations around the gardens.

This year Brookgreen Gardens has added 12 nights to the schedule, with the event running from November 27th through January 3rd. On most weeks Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place from 4:00PM to 9:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During select weeks, the festival will run five nights, from Wednesday through Sunday nights. Tickets to Nights of a Thousand Candles must be pre-purchased, so don’t miss on your chance to be part of one of the east coast’s grandest holiday celebrations!

BrookGreen Gardens Nights of A Thousand Candles

Nights of a Thousand Candles is certainly a fantastic reason to make a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island, so be sure to check out the amazing properties available at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and book a stay in just a few clicks! From modern two and three bedroom golf course villas at True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, we have the perfect accommodations for your holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.

Explore the Lowcountry on your Pawleys Island Fall Vacation

Explore the Lowcountry on your Pawleys Island Fall Vacation

Everyone knows Pawleys Island is a fantastic spring and summer vacation destination, but the fall brings mild temperatures that are perfect for exploring this beautiful Lowcountry paradise! From strolls along the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina to amazing nature trails, there are lots of fantastic opportunities to enjoy Pawleys Island during an autumn getaway. Here are some great ideas to check out on your fall vacation to Pawleys Island

Bird Watching at Huntington Beach State Park

Just north of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet is home to Huntington Beach State Park, a pristine reserve that becomes one of the east coast’s premier bird watching destinations each fall. The months between August and May are the peak times for bird watching at Huntington Beach State Park, and birds commonly seen include egrets, razorbills, ibis and ospreys. During fall and leading into winter, guests can visit Mullet Pond and watch a variety of ducks including mallards and harlequin ducks, possibly even spotting a rare Fulvous-Whistling duck. Bald eagles have also been known to nest in the tall trees near the causeway adjacent to Mullet Pond One of the best spots in the park to view birds is near the jetty, a 1.3 mile walk from the front of the park back to the shoreline. Best visited within a couple hours of high tide, watchers can expect to see brown pelicans, great cormorants and purple sandpipers. The great bird watching opportunities along with the gorgeous landscape of Huntington Beach State Park make a visit the perfect way to spend an afternoon during your vacation.

Brookgreen Gardens

With a storied history and some of the most beautifully-manicured grounds of any botanical garden in the southeast, Brookgreen Gardens is a marvelous place to visit and let your worries melt away. Within the majestic confines of Brookgreen Gardens, visitors will stroll amongst centuries-old live oaks, pristine floral displays and one of the premier sculpture collections in the country. The grounds of Brookgreen Gardens span over 9,000 acres and during fall unique plant species like spider lilies and swamp sunflowers are in full bloom. In addition to exploring the botanical and sculpture displays, guests can also visit Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo to witness native animal species such as whitetail deer, red foxes, river otters, alligators and several other lowcountry species. For a truly unforgettable experience, make sure to visit the Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience, a charming indoor garden area teeming with fluttering species like Painted Lady, Giant Swallowtail and Zebra Longwing, often utilizing smiling patrons as a makeshift perch. 

Walkway through large trees

Georgetown Harborwalk

Less than a 20-minute drive from Pawleys Island lies the historic town of Georgetown, founded in 1729 and the third-oldest town in South Carolina. At the heart of this charming municipality is the Harborwalk, a four-block long stretch of shops, restaurants, and museums. There are also plenty of spots to view the beautiful waterfront views and ships both docked and passing up and down the waterway. During an afternoon or early evening stroll, walkers can pop in and grab a great lunch or dinner at area restaurants like Alfresco Bistro, Big Tuna Raw Bar and Graham’s Landing on Front. If you just need to grab a cup of coffee, be sure to check out the Purr & Pour Cafe, a one-of-a-kind spot serving coffee, tea, beer, wine, light fare, and desserts. There are also a variety of unique shops and boutiques like Augustus & Carolina Fine Home Furnishings, The Harbor Shop and Indigo Mercantile. Visitors are also able to learn all about the history of Georgetown and the nautical history of South Carolina at museums including the South Carolina Maritime Museum, the Georgetown County Museum and the Rice Museum. 

Harborwalk in Georgetown South Carolina

With all these great spots to explore and learn about the Lowcountry, fall is a great time to make plans for a Pawleys Island vacation! The Litchfield Company offers travelers an amazing assortment of accommodations at premier Pawleys Island resorts like True Blue Resort, Pawleys Plantation and Litchfield Beach and Golf. Visit our accommodations page to learn all about the amazing properties you can book for your next Pawleys Island vacation!

Eat Fresh, Eat Local: Grand Strand Farmers Markets

Fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market

Eat Fresh, Eat Local: Grand Strand Farmers Markets

One of the best parts of a Pawleys Island vacation is the immense amount of fantastic restaurants around the area to delight your taste buds. Every appetite can be satisfied along the Grand Strand, no matter if you’re craving tacos, sushi, pizza, steak, burgers or fresh local seafood. But sometimes, instead of venturing out, it’s nice to spend a night in and enjoy a family dinner consisting of fresh, local ingredients. Fortunately, there are numerous farmers markets that are available in Pawleys Island and the surrounding Grand Strand area. Here are a few of the area’s best farmers markets to try out on your next vacation to Pawleys Island.

Fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market

Lee’s Farmers Market

Found at 4883 Highway 17 Bypass North in Murrells Inlet, Lee’s Farmers Market has long been one of the favorite destinations along the Grand Strand for a huge selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and local seafood. In addition, Lee’s Farmers Market showcases an amazing deli with a large assortment of European cheeses, smoked deli meats and USDA steaks and chops. The founders of Lee’s Farmers Market hail from New Jersey, and bring some of that classic Jersey and New York flavor with fresh baked bread brought in from New Jersey and deli meat delivered straight from the Carnegie Deli in New York City! So, whether you’re looking for a piled-high corned beef on rye or fresh caught seafood, Lee’s Farmers Market will have exactly what you’re looking for!

Farmers Market at Market Common

The Market Common has garnered a reputation for being one of the top dining and shopping venues along the Grand Strand. On top of that, Market Common is a regular host to tons of great craft fairs, including their own farmers market which takes place each Wednesday and Saturday from May 24th through September 28th. Each Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, local produce vendors will be set up along Deville Street to offer farm fresh fruits and vegetables perfect for snacking on during your Myrtle Beach vacation. The Farmers Market at Market Common also hosts vendors offering baked goods and handmade crafts for unique souvenirs to bring home.

Surfside Beach Farmers Market

Situated a short drive north from Pawleys Island, the Surfside Beach Farmers Market offers Grand Strand visitors a tremendous assortment of local fruits and veggies each Tuesday through October 27th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North, this gathering regularly features 20+ vendors with fares including produce, organic coffee, fresh baked pies, artisan soaps, handmade jewelry and much more. With such a varied offering of food and craft items, you’re sure to find whatever it is you’re looking for and more with a visit to the Surfside Beach Farmers Market.

Now that you have the lowdown on some of the best farmers markets around the Grand Strand, you’ll know where to get the freshest ingredients during your vacation to Pawleys Island. And if for some reason you haven’t made plans to visit Pawleys Island soon, there’s no better time to book than now! The Litchfield Company offers Pawleys Island travelers with premier accommodations at fabulous lowcountry resorts like Pawleys Plantation Resort, True Blue Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Visit our specials page to learn how quick, easy and affordable booking your Pawleys Island getaway can be!

Best Beach Gadgets for Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Cell Phone Case

Best Beach Gadgets For Your Pawleys Island Vacation

We’re sure that you’re excited for your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation, and while you might have the basics for a day at the beach, there are plenty of great beach gadgets out there to take your beach-going experience to a whole new level! From games to tech stuff and everything in between, here are some top picks to make your day at the beaches of Pawleys Island even better than you expected.

Cell Phone Case

Lopie Sand-Proof Blanket

Sand is great…unless it is covering your beach towel and sticking to you as you work on your tan. Luckily, the Lopie sand-proof blanket provides enough space for you and your family to stretch out on a one-of-a-kind mesh material that easily rids itself of sand and water. That’s right! If one of your little ones happens to spill their juice the liquid easily slips through leaving the blanket dry. The Lopie sand-proof blanket is available in two sizes (79” x 79” or 79” x 59”) and also features loops at each corner for easy anchoring.

4Patriots Power Cell Solar-Powered Power Bank

There is never a shortage of sunlight on the beaches of Pawleys Island. However, sometimes there can be a shortage of battery power for your smartphone or portable speaker. With the 4Patriots Power Cell solar-powered power bank, you’ll never run low on a charge for your electronic devices! This mighty power pack weighs less than 7 ounces, has a healthy 8.000 mAh capacity and offers 2 USB ports to provide a charge to multiple devices. At only $29.95, the 4Patriots Power Cell is also TSA-compliant, so don’t worry about packing it in your luggage if you’re flying in for your vacation.

Nuwa IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Every great day at the beach needs a soundtrack, and with the Nuwa IPX7 Bluetooth speaker, your day will be filled with great tunes and peace of mind. The peace of mind comes from the IPX7’s rugged construction that is waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof and floats to prevent any possible tragedies if the speaker finds itself in the surf. The speaker features crystal-clear sound and a great wireless range of up to 40 meters.

GoSports Portable Cornhole Boards

More often than not, a day at the beach includes some friendly competition, and with the GoSports portable cornhole boards, you and your family or friends can enjoy hours of fun and compete for bragging rights. These high-quality boards include 8 beanbags and are both tough and lightweight, with PVC frames and a total weight of less than 10 pounds. Setup takes less than a minute, so fun competition is literally ready to go at a minute’s notice! The set also includes a carrying case for easy transport to and from the beach.

Hammacher Schlemmer Multi-Person Sun Shelter

After an hour or so on the sunny Pawleys Island shore, you’re sure to enjoy a break from the heat, and the Hammacher Schlemmer multi-person Sun Shelter is one of the best options out there. This lightweight yet durable shelter can accommodate up to six people and is composed of high-quality polyurethane coated polyester that offers UPF 50+ protection. The Sun Shelter also features mesh windows that will allow refreshing breezes to flow through and cool you and your guests. The Sun Shelter is easy to set up in just a few minutes and includes carrying case and stakes.

With these handy beach gadgets, your Pawleys Island vacation experience is sure to be unforgettable! And when you book your accommodations with the Litchfield Company, your getaway is guaranteed to be even better than you could imagine! Our sterling Pawleys Island condos at resorts like True Blue Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort are the finest available. Check out our specials page to plan your next Pawleys Island vacation at the best rates around!

Sunset balcony view of ocean from Bridgewater

The Litchfield Company Adds Beach Houses to Vacation Rental Inventory with Merger

The Litchfield Company Adds Beach Houses to Vacation Rental Inventory with Merger

At the threshold of a brand new decade, The Litchfield Company Real Estate and The Lachicotte Company/Christie’s International/NAI Commercial Real Estate announced a merger sure to propel these two powerhouse companies into the stratosphere of coastal real estate sales and rentals.

The integration of two of the longest-standing and most reputable real estate/rental companies on the Waccamaw Neck has already spurred an atmosphere of excitement for an industry that has spawned phenomenal success to both companies, but what will it mean going forward?

The linking of these two powerhouse companies will now comprise approximately 160 agents with sales of more than $300M in 2019 and the largest vacation rental company in the area with over 700 vacation and annual rental properties.

“The merger with The Lachicotte Company is a natural fit, given our similarities in culture and the progressive delivery of full-service real estate sales and rentals,” said Vice President and Broker-in-Charge of The Litchfield Company, William B. Davis, Jr. He adds, “The combined strength of The Litchfield Company and The Lachicotte Company will bolster our ability to deliver ever-higher quality real estate and vacation rental services to our clients and customers.”

The rental arm of The Litchfield Company, Litchfield Beach Vacation Rentals, will now incorporate the Lachicotte portfolio of beach vacation home rentals in Pawleys Island, the Litchfield beaches, and Debordieu Colony. “This merger is great news for guests and rental property owners from both companies. The combined reach of our company databases and marketing platforms will exponentially increase options for our guests as well as exposure and potential revenue for our owners,”  Bill Baldree, Managing Partner of The Litchfield Company Vacation Rentals, explains.

The Litchfield Company recognizes the importance and value of the Lachicotte legacy in the area and plans to continue the name, as well as the two existing affiliations of CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate and NAI-Commercial. Lachicotte Broker-in-Charge, Kathy Besse notes, “The values that The Litchfield Company operates under align so well with our professionals at Lachicotte. We have unique chemistry in our office with amazing agents and staff, as does The Litchfield Company—we are excited to be combining these two powerful teams.”

Bring Your Sweetheart to Pawleys Island for Valentine’s Day

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Bring Your Sweetheart to Pawleys Island for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if for some strange reason you haven’t planned something special for you and your sweetheart, we have great news! Since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island! So, what are some great ways to show your special someone how much they mean to you? While there are tons of great restaurants and attractions to visit when along the Grand Strand, here are some of our top recommendations for your Pawleys Island Valentine’s Day vacation.

The Hammock Shops and Village

The Hammock Shops and Village has been a beloved destination for Pawleys Island visitors for decades. Based around the Original Hammock Shop and open since 1938, you and your sweetheart can peruse local fashion and gifts in shops like Whitmire Fine Jewelry, The Isle Co., Alter Ego or Elegantz and twenty other fantastic boutiques. Couples can also grab a bite to eat at the Bisqit or Southern Comforts. Bisqit features a unique menu based around–you guessed it–fluffy buttermilk biscuits, with juicy burgers piled high on these southern staples. Signature choices include the Southeast (topped with country ham and pimento cheese), the House (topped with braised pork belly, onion rings and horseradish white cheddar) and the Breakfast Burger (blended pork sausage and beef patty topped with thick cut bacon, over-easy fried egg, American cheese and maple bacon aioli). Over at Southern Comforts, diners can choose from classic Southern comfort food favorites, all composed of the freshest local ingredients available. Featured dishes include buttermilk fried chicken, homemade meatloaf and slow-roasted bourbon pork. Southern Comforts also tempts diners with superb local seafood choices like their award-winning shrimp and grits, Apalachicola oysters and local grouper, served fried, grilled or blackened. A trip to the Hammock Shops and Village is sure to be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening during your Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island!

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Within the grounds of Huntington Beach State Park resides Atalaya, one of the most historic and gorgeous landmarks along the entire Grand Strand. A tour of these tranquil grounds is a perfect romantic activity! The castle was the vision of Anna and Archer Huntington. Archer was a wealthy industrialist and Anna was a talented and passionate sculptor. Following Anna’s diagnosis of tuberculosis in 1927, the couple decided winters in South Carolina would be preferable to those in New York City and purchased property in Pawleys Island where Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens reside currently. The castle was built between 1931 and 1933, drawing inspiration from Moorish architecture and spanning 200 feet in width and length and housing 30 total rooms. Atalaya was bestowed the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1984. As guests tour the property they will feel transported back in time, strolling through the corridors and archways and touring the open courtyard area adorned with towering palmetto trees. Be sure to make a tour of Atalaya a part of your upcoming Pawleys Island Vacation!

Now that you’ve got a couple of great things to check out on your Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island, the last thing left is booking the perfect accommodations. The Litchfield Company provides you with just that, showcasing fantastic rental condos and suites at top Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and True Blue Resort. Even better, with our specials you can save big on our already amazing rental rates! Make plans to visit Pawleys Island with your sweetie for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend and book with the Litchfield Company today!